One word - LEMON!!!
What hasn't gone wrong with it.
It went into the shop 2 weeks after I got it, the A/C quit and it was missing (engine). Then the front end suspension (ball joints, tie rods, pitman arm, were all replaced 3 times, due to faulty workmanship.
Then the engine went at 19K miles, timing belt broke, bent valves, then trans went at 31k, then computer at 35k.
When I took it in for the computer, it had to be shipped from Mexico, and kept failing customs, so I had no car for 32 days.
Then the A/C went again, then a coil pack, then 2 injectors.
When I got rid of it, the radiator was loose, and the car was overheating, and running like poo, and the front end was creaking and popping like it was before. They thought the head gasket had gone out, the squirters on the windshield quit working (had fluid) and the shifter got stuck in park.
All in all, 17 times in shop in 2 1/2 years, with nearly $11,000 in warranty repairs.
The car was horribly slow, and wheezed, especially with the A/C on. If you were in motion and had to pass someone, you either had to shut off the A/C or the car would bog and sputter/miss over 4,000 rpms.
I never got good gas mileage in this car. I averaged 17 mpg total, I am not a lead foot, I have never had a speeding ticket, and I am 26.
I changed the oil (synthetic) every 5,000 miles, and I took care of it because I needed it, even though it left me stranded one too many times.
It was roomy for a small car, and I liked the stereo, and it wasn't a bad looking car, it just was slow and fell apart easily.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th November, 2009